Looking for the next big thing in skincare? Forget newly synthesized chemicals and “cutting edge” man-made compounds. The secret you’re looking for has been in nature all along!
Allow me to present: the prickly pear.
Prickly pear is a hardy breed of cactus that grows in warm, dry climates. You can spot it in Mexico, Australia, northern Africa, and the Caribbean, to name a few.
This international cactus has quite the array of aliases: barbary fig, nopal, opuntia, paddle cactus...the list goes on!
But most often, English-speakers refer to this plant simply as prickly pear.
(Side note: am I the only one who hears the words “prickly pear” and goes immediately to the Jungle Book in my head?)
As you might recall from “Bear Necessities,” the appetizingly red fruit of the prickly pear cactus isn't just cute — this fruit is also 100% edible. It’s not unusual to see prickly pear as an ingredient in jams, slaws, or a refreshing agua fresca.
And actually, the green “paddles” are edible as well! With a texture reminiscent of okra, they are best grilled or boiled. If you are into Mexican food, look for these nopales in salads, chilis, or served up with eggs.
But I digress. Today, we’re not here to talk about the fruit or the paddles. We’re here for the seeds.
Prickly pear seeds are dense with nutrients, which can be used both cosmetically and medicinally. Some cultures have recognized the power of prickly pear seeds for centuries, using it to salve burns, heal wounds, and treat skin conditions.
At Averr Aglow, our prickly pear seed oil is sourced from Morocco and Tunisia, where it is considered a beauty cornerstone, valued for nourishing and hydrating both the hair and skin.
But not any old oil will do! Oil-extraction methods like solvent extraction are damaging, stripping oils of their beneficial compounds.
In our products, Averr Aglow uses superior cold-pressed prickly pear seed oil.
Cold pressing takes the raw, uncooked seeds and literally squeezes the oil out, resulting in a pure, unadulterated product. These oils are ideal for cooking or cosmetics because cold pressing maintains the precious natural antioxidants and vitamins within.
That’s why Averr Aglow chooses cold-pressed prickly pear seed oil. We want to ensure top quality and help our customers reap the full benefit of this incredible ingredient!
Did someone say nourishment? Because prickly pear seed oil is brimming with vitamins and essential fatty acids, ready to deliver the gorgeous complexion you’ve been waiting for!
Suitable for all skin types, there’s no reason to hesitate — you need this ingredient in your life and skincare routine ASAP!
You came, you saw, and now it’s time to conquer. Lay aside those harsh, skin-stripping synthetics and revitalize your skin with the natural power of prickly pear!
Prickly pear seed oil is safe for skin and available on its own, no carrier oil required. So if you’re feeling inspired, you can always impulse-buy a bottle and press it straight onto your skin. You do you!
(Just remember: cold-pressed prickly pear seed oil is the way to go for the highest concentration of vitamins and nutrients.)
Or, for best results, you can find products specially formulated with prickly pear to boost and complement its many skin-positive effects.
Our Perfectionist Overnight Serum blends super-effective prickly pear with other nutrient-dense ingredients like acai and passionfruit, working in perfect radiant-skin harmony! Highly restorative, this lush serum helps refine your skin while vanishing breakouts and imperfections.
Soothing. Hydrating. Balancing. Called a “miracle potion” by our customers, this serum can help you uncover the gorgeous, glowing skin you’ve been dreaming of!
Plus, it’s pretty, and it smells nice. xx
So experience the magic of prickly pear, and say hello to the best skin of your life!